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BYU-Texas matchups to watch

Line play and Texas' young secondary will play key roles in BYU matchup

Updated: September 9, 2011, 12:13 PM ET
By William Wilkerson | HornsNation
Texas welcomes BYU to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, with both teams coming in off season-opening victories.
[+] EnlargeTexas' Jackson Jeffcoat
Brendan Maloney/US PRESSWIREJackson Jeffcoat and the defensive line have a tough assignment against BYU's stout offensive line.
HornsNation looks at three matchups that could determine the outcome of BYU's showdown with Texas:

Texas' defensive line vs. BYU's offensive line
Mack Brown expects this to be an old-fashioned street fight that will be won at the lines of scrimmage. In order for Texas' defensive front to win its battle, it will have to improve its play on interior runs against a BYU line that features Matt Reynolds, who is one of the best linemen in the nation. Reynolds, an All-American candidate, will be a tough assignment for Texas' edge rushing duo of Alex Okafor and Jackson Jeffcoat.


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